All posts by Besir Kurtulmus

Advanced Algorithm Design

We host more than 4000 algorithms for over 50k developers. Here is a list of best practices we’ve identified for designing advanced algorithms. We hope this can help you and your team. Read More…

Adding multilingual support to any algorithm: pre-translation in NLP

We often get asked about if we’re planning on adding any non-English NLP algorithms. As much as we would love to train NLP models on other languages, there aren’t many usable training datasets in these languages. And, due to the linguistic structure of these languages, training with pre-existing approaches doesn’t always give the best results.

Until better training sets can be generated, one passable solution is to translate the text to English before sending it to the algorithm. Read More…

Style Transfer with StyleThief

Style transfer is a term used for reimagining an image with the style of a given piece of art. Recently, various research groups have proposed different approaches to do style transfer. Generally speaking, there are trade-offs between these different techniques.

For example, in one of our previous spotlights we talked about DeepFilter, where you train a model based on a style, and stylize images almost instantaneously with that trained model. You would train for about a day, and later be able to stylize images rapidly. The biggest issue with this technique is that training wouldn’t always yield the best results. You would then need to train it multiple times, which could easily add up to a few days.

StyleThief works differently from DeepFilter. It takes a long time to train for every sample image, but is more robust and yields better stylized images. It is a trade-off between speed and quality. Read More…

Quickly Building a Face Recognizer

Have you ever wondered how companies like Facebook automatically tag millions of user images?

Or did you find yourself in a situation where you want to automate tagging people in images… perhaps with tens of thousands of images?

Or maybe you just want to build a simple TV show celebrity classifier for your fan site?

Well now there’s a quick and efficient way of doing this today. And it scales seamlessly! Read More…